Secretary of State Antony Blinken doesn’t get much respect these days, either from America’s friends or its potential enemies, and that is a direct reflection of the lack of respect for the Biden regime as a whole.
There is no question that Joe Biden is seen abroad as weak, feeble even, and projects the impression constantly that he’s not really in control of his administration. Whether that’s true or not isn’t the point; that is the impression being given.
As such, when he sends American emissaries overseas to pursue his policies and protect our interests, his top diplomat, Blinken, catches the brunt of this disrespect.
It happened again this week, in fact, in Israel.
As The Daily Caller reports:
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly rebuffed U.S. efforts to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal during remarks in front of Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden wants to revive the deal canceled by former President Donald Trump three years ago despite pushback from both parties, Politico previously reported. The deal, officially dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was brokered by former President Barack Obama in 2015 when Biden served as vice president.
Netanyahu pushed back on the Biden administration’s recent efforts and expressed his hope that the U.S. would forgo its plans. The prime minister voiced concern for the implications of Iran having “an arsenal of nuclear weapons with international legitimacy.”
“The second point is – naturally, is Iran. We discussed many regional issues, but none is greater than Iran. And I can tell you that I hope that the United States will not go back to the old JCPOA because we believe that that deal paves the way for Iran to have an arsenal of nuclear weapons with international legitimacy,” Netanyahu said during a joint press conference.
“We also reiterated that whatever happens, Israel will always reserve the right to defend itself against a regime committed to our destruction, committed to getting the weapons of mass destruction for that end,” Netanyahu, a much more seasoned leader and diplomat, added.
But Blinken has been given his marching orders by Biden or whomever is running his White House: The Iran nuclear deal is still ‘a thing.’
“We had a detailed discussion about Israel’s security needs, including replenishing Iron Dome,” Blinken told the press conference. “We’ll continue to strengthen all aspects of our longstanding partnership. And that includes consulting closely with Israel, as we did today, on the ongoing negotiations in Vienna around a potential return to the Iran nuclear agreement, at the same time as we continue to work together to counter Iran’s destabilizing actions in the region.”
Netanyahu is about as savvy on the world stage as it gets; he knows what’s going on. He knows who Biden is and who the people are running his administration, and he knows that their objectives are not honorable and not in Israel’s best interests. He knows the Democratic Party harbors nearly all of the anti-Semites and Jew-haters in America — which is why he had no problem verbally backhanding Blinken.
But the secretary of state should be getting used to being humiliated on a global stage after a Chinese delegation did so on American soil — in Alaska — in March.